Apple Watch Series 5 Packs An Always-On Display

Posted by at 12:44 pm on September 10, 2019

Apple today announced Apple Watch Series 5, an update that brings a new always-on display.

The new display can stay on in a dim mode all day (18 hours) thanks to LTPO display technology, variable refresh rate, and an ambient light sensor. The new Watch also adds a compass sensor, which works with Maps and third-party apps, and has it own app and complication. The new Watch is otherwise similar to last year’s Series 4.

Series 5 is available in a variety of materials, including white ceramic, brushed titanium, and black titanium. The base model starts at $399, and the cellular version starts at $499. Pre-orders start today, with retail availability on September 20th.

watchOS 6 will be released on September 19th.

Apple is also keeping the basic Series 3 Watch in its lineup, and dropping the price to $199.

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